There’s nothing more frustrating than spending money on a food item only to discover that it’s gone bad. When that happens, it’s easy to feel as though you might as well have thrown your hard-earned money straight into the trash bin.
But there are some food items that won’t spoil easily. In fact, many of the items on this list will last for weeks, months, even years—helping you make the most of every dollar you spend on food…
1. White Rice
Studies have shown that white rice, otherwise known as polished rice, will keep its nutritional value and stay relatively fresh for up to 30-years. Yes, 30-years! The key is to store your white rice in oxygen-free containers at a temperature that’s below 40-degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, that means your boxed rice won’t last three decades.
In comparison, brown rice, which contains more fiber and natural oils in its bran layer, will only last for about 6-months.